Pamplemousse Le Restaurant
Las Vegas Oldest French Local Restaurant
Celebrating it's 42 nd Year in Business
We will be Open Monday, April 14, 2018. Make your reservation now!
LOCATION: From Las Vegas Blvd Strip fo East and pass Paradise to 400 E Sahara Ave.corner of Santa Paula before Joe Brown. We are Walking distance from the Stratosphere Tower near the Monorail terminal
OPENING TIME: From 5 PM to 9.30 PM. Closed on Monday excepted special occasion or large convention. Reserve the Whole restaurant and entire crew any day for your Wedding or private party!
Vintage Vegas, French Style since 1976
Just one block off of the Strip and few hundred yards from the Stratosphere Tower, experience the atmosphere of a cozy French cottage with Tuxedo-clad waiters & dine on the most tempting French classic dishes, where tradition never goes out of style
Pamplemousse Le Restaurant, a Las Vegas Favorite for locals and visitors alike sine 1976! Just one block off the Strip and the Stratosphere Tower, this landmark restaurant has true vintage style and classic French cuisine. Candlelight, and soft French music accent a warm, inviting French Provencal atmosphere.
Las Vegas Favorite Romantic Restaurant
Enjoy French Provencal fare along with Steaks & Seafood. Duck Mousse Terrine, Fresh Foie Gras "au Torchon", Escargots Bourguignone, Pistachio Encrusted Rack of Lamb, Prime Filet Au Poivre, Breast of Duck & Leg Confit, Grand Marnier Soufflé, Creme Brûlée
Appetizers from $10, Main-Course from $24
Deserts $10, Soufflé Grd Marnier or Choc $14
Wine from $33 a bottle, by glass from $8
Epicurean Five Course Menu for $58
Gourmet Five Course Menu $80
Large party custom menu to fit your taste and budget
We Welcome Weddings and large parties
Plan your next party, Business Meeting, Anniversary, Birthday or Wedding with us.
Large Luncheons & Private dining room available as well.
We can create custom menus for your occasion, call us.
At the elegant and timeless Pamplemousse Le Restaurant, the only requirement is your presence.
We know that you want your Las Vegas event to be special in every way so let us help you plan your event to be absolutely perfect.
Private rooms available.
Wonderful Wedding Dinner.
★★★★★“I wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful time on our wedding night. The place was absolutely wonderful and we loved everything about it. You have a gem there and so glad that I found it. Thanks again”
The value you get at Pamplemousse is incredible
★★★★★.“ I drove by it dozens of times, looking at the playful pink sign and never really giving it a second thought. It just seemed weird. But learning how Georges La Forge opened Pamplemousse east of the Las Vegas Strip way back in 1976—and having classical French kitchen training myself—I knew I would eventually give in to the temptation to check it out.
Pamplemousse, French for “grapefruit,” is a quaint classic. The lighting, ceiling fans and French music—piano and saxophone instrumentals—is perfect and charming. The East Sahara location takes you away from the chaos and back to old Las Vegas, feeling even more like the ’60s than the ’70s. The building was originally a house. This is such a cool, old-school experience!. Party of four, please!
The waiters, who have been there forever, are in tuxedos— They are accommodating, however, adding fun and taking away stuffiness. Did we order à la carte? Oui!
The wine list is short and simple. I wanted to order a good bottle of red for the table, but they were out of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape I had my eye on. They suggested a decent alternative. A complimentary vegetable crudité came out right away, a bountiful farmer’s basket of freshness that seemed just harvested. Crisp and freshly cut ... what a treat. A few sips of wine and out come the apps.
I ordered the bouchée de Fruits de Mer, a rich stew of shrimp, scallops, and mushrooms in a lobster sauce nestled in a crisp, fancy puff pastry cup. My wife Roni ordered the snails. Now, we all know the reason anyone orders this is to get a ton of garlic butter. I mean, nobody really wants to eat snails, but these were earthy, huge and tender. You get the real escargots experience at Pamplemousse. (I still wanted more garlic ... just sayin’.) Our guests ordered French onion soup—rich broth, really hot, gooey and delicious—and the torchon of foie gras, which had really creamy texture and was seasoned properly. So many times this preparation suffers from lack of salt, but they nailed it.
Entrée time! I got the Osso Bucco because I make a pretty awesome version. This was tender and well-seasoned, served over noodles and olives. I loved it. Roni got the duck two ways. The breast was pink and juicy, and the leg confit was delicious. I stole her skin. My friends ordered rack of lamb, cooked perfectly and served with French fries, and it was wild boar for my huge South African buddy. It was served medium rare with fingerlings, carrots, and asparagus. I remember when we did dishes like this in the ’90’s, so cool then.
On to dessert: I pre-ordered the chocolate lava cake because I’m a sucker for kitschy stuff. It was on the mark, with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. It didn’t last long with four spoons battling for each bite.
As I looked down at my pink tablecloth and back up at the red walls, I was transported to an auberge in the Berkshire Mountains where I apprenticed many years ago, a vision that only made me appreciate this experience more. My only complaint? Lack of customers. The value you get at Pamplemousse is incredible. You would pay four times as much somewhere else for this food, without the unique atmosphere.
(When I am not dining at classic Vegas restaurants, I am a Chef and owner at RM Seafood and Rx Boiler Room at the Shoppes at Mandalay Place.)
★★★★★“I brought my girlfriend here for our one year anniversary. The gentleman in the tux made our experience one to never forget. The environment is very romantic and gives the classic Vegas look. The vegetable basket was a nice surprise and the dinner was exceptional. This is one of Vegas hidden gems. Thank you!”
★★★★★.“We went here after a small "vegas" wedding. They could not have been any more accommodating to our group of ten. The food was so delicious and the service was impeccable. It was fun to hear Keefer about stories of some of the famous people who have eaten there. From the outside.....it looks a little sketch......don't let the location stop you from coming in. The food is awesome.”
My customer was very impressed!
★★★★★“Thanks Pierre-Jean for taking care of us earlier this week. My customer was very impressed with your restaurant and remarked several times about how they will be back again. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. Eliot”
Best restaurant in Vegas
★★★★★“This is what a restaurant should be. Great food, ambiance, and friendly, competent service. You can actually hold a conversation with your dining partner without shouting! The staff recommendations regarding food and wine pairings were excellent. We’ve eaten at 3 star Michelin restaurants in Paris, and this is as close as you will get in Vegas — for about one fourth of the cost. But make a reservation, no good restaurant likes walk-in surprises. A good meal requires adequate planning, so let them know you’re coming. Count on a minimum of two hours here — you’ll want to linger.”
A Relaxing Dinner Experience
★★★★★“My husband and I celebrated our anniversary. We were blown away by the entire experience! The atmosphere was cozy, warm, and inviting. Keefer was amazing; he was very informative, and we appreciated that he shared the history of the restaurant with us. He was attentive, but did not “hover”. He would appear by our side before we needed his assistance. The menu had a nice variety of selections, and everything we ordered was cooked to perfection, and was served to us very elegantly. It was nice to have time to enjoy a relaxing dinner experience, and not feel rushed by patrons waiting in line. We will visit this fine restaurant again in the future when we travel to Las Vegas again!”
Las Vegas Classic Gourmet French Restaurant:
We feature dishes prepared with the finest ingredients. Enjoy our trademark basket of crudités,(fresh raw vegetable basket) which is presented at the start of dinner with homemade vinaigrette and fresh bread and complimentary when ordering a Main-course. Our chef creates daily specials and will accommodate individual requests.
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Voted as one of Vegas Best!
Pamplemousse has been receiving excellent reviews and awards averaging 4.5 stars.
Just to name a few….OpenTable.com, Best of Vegas (Las Vegas Review-Journal) Bon Appetit Magazine, Good Morning America, Zagat, Paul Bocuse, Playboy Magazine, Yelp, Trip Advisor and many more for Food, Service and Romantic ambiance, Best hidden Gem.